Deborah A Kinghorn

Deborah A Kinghorn

University of New Hampshire
Department of Theatre and Dance
30 Academic Way PCAC D-22
Durham, NH 03824

Tel: (603) 862-1963
Fax: (603) 862-0298

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Current Affiliations

University of New Hampshire


BA, SUNY at Fredonia
MFA, Trinity University in San Antonio

Member, Dallas Theatre Center Resident Company of Artists, 1980-83
Lessac Summer Intensive Workshop, 1984, with Arthur Lessac, Sue Ann Park, Dick Cuyler and Libby Roman
Two-week Text Workshop, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, 1994, with David Carey, Central School for Speech and Drama


Voice, Speech, Text, Dialects
Lessac Training and Research Institute (LTRI); Voice and Speech Trainers Association, (VASTA); Actors Equity Association (AEA); Shakespeare Theatre of America Association, (STAA)


Experience with the Lessac Work

Instructor, Lessac Intensive Summer Workshops, 2001-present
Company Voice and Text Coach, Alley Theatre, 1994-2000
Numerous coaching positions with Stages Theatre and Theatre LaB Houston, and with the Houston Shakespeare Festival
Private coaching for actors, singers, and corporate clients, also extensive dialect training and coaching experience


I believe the best voice work comes from a holistic approach to teaching, incorporating vocal, physical, intellectual, imaginative and emotional explorations. No two students are alike; therefore, it is important to know many ways to approach voice work, and to honor all methods regardless of differences of approach. I want to instill in my students a love of language and of sound, and a fearlessness in approaching any role. I want them to believe in their unique potential and encourage them to pursue excellence with enthusiasm.

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